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March 28th, 2008
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Blog against torture day

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From:scottij
Date:March 28th, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC)
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Writing to Carl Levin may not change his mind, since as you said he's a great Senator and already agrees. But then again, it always helps for him to know how many people support his position.

And of course, you could write to the President and Vice President to express your concern. You probably won't change their mind either, but it would help for them to know how many people oppose their position. Imagine 5 million letters from 5 million people saying they oppose the use of torture.

And for the other poster, yes, waterboarding is torture. Just because there are worse forms of torture doesn't mean it isn't still torture.
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From:netmouse
Date:March 28th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
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nod. I do write to Carl about some things, still, or call the office, but mostly I wish other people would get their Senators in line. And I should write to Dingell, too, I'm just still pissed about losing Rivers...

I used to write to the White House fairly often, but it's been years. Maybe I should renew the habit.
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From:knightlygoddess
Date:March 28th, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
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I've written to the White House 6 times this year, and gotten 6 form letters back. It angers me because I feel like they treat actual letters of concern and/or opinion like fanmail.

I write to my Representative more than I write to the Senators. My representative actually hand-wrote me a reply once (sure, it might not have been him, but it's still possible that it was), and I feel like when I write to him I actually might be reaching a person with some power to represent my views.
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